Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Celebration 350 presents Newark’s local hometown heroes and international recording artists Faith Evans, Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India at the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark’s arts, culture and community as one of America’s great historical cities, a free event at Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark, […]

Shed some tears over ‘Tragic Lovers’ at Maplewood concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Society of Musical Arts presents a free orchestral concert on Sunday, June 5, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Maplewood Middle School, 7 Burnet St. in Maplewood. The “Tragic Lovers” program will feature classics by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Faure. For more information, visit www.soma.ar88.net or call 973-763-4939. Photos Courtesy of […]

Gaelen Juried Art Show returns for 17th year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of West Orange, will open Sunday, May 15, and run through Sunday, June 26, at the Gaelen Gallery West on the Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East in Whippany. This year 85 pieces by 54 artists […]

The Cucumbers come together for Rent Party show

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Cucumbers will perform a reunion show at Rent Party on Friday, May 13, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The Cucumbers go on at 9:45 p.m. Prior to that, Bern and the Brights will go on at 7:45 p.m. and The Thousand Pities […]

Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Season Finale’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth concludes his inaugural season with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in dramatic fashion on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Middle School, 11 Broadlawn Drive in Livingston. Featuring this year’s Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Victoria Chung’s performance of Mozart’s “Oboe Concerto in C” with the orchestra, […]

Local mandolinist recognized for commitment to music

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Throughout Peter Longo’s 94 years, music has been a constant. It was music, particularly the sounds of his beloved mandolin, that amused him while growing up in a close-knit Italian neighborhood years before everyone had televisions. It was music that comforted him while stationed in Italy during World War II, listening to […]

‘Big River’ opens this weekend in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions presents the musical “Big River” this month at the Baird Center in South Orange. The cast and crew, led by director and set designer Nicholas J. Clarey, are thrilled to perform the musical version of Mark Twain’s timeless story about Huckleberry Finn for three weekends starting this Friday, […]

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of the brightest stars in Seton Hall University’s arts program have an opportunity to shine in the Walsh Gallery’s all-student art exhibition, “Vividly Obscure,” which opened April 4; pieces were selected by a panel of professional artists for inclusion in the exhibit, and one local student received special […]